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Jeff Sessions to face grilling by Senate panel: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in an extraordinary public session in which senators are expected to grill the nation’s chief law enforcement officer on his prior contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and his involvement in the firing of FBI director James Comey.

Sessions’ testimony comes less than a week after Comey’s explosive account before the same panel in which he asserted that President Trump fired him in order to derail the bureau’s wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Senators are expected to hone in on Comey’s recounting of a Feb. 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI’s inquiry into national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey testified that he decided not to report the president’s request to Sessions at the time, because the attorney general was weighing his recusal from all matters related to the Russia investigation — largely for his failure to acknowledge two previous meetings with the Russian ambassador during his January confirmation hearing — and for other “facts’’ the former director said he could not disclose in a public session.

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Jeff Sessions to face grilling by Senate panel: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in an extraordinary public session in which senators are expected to grill the nation’s chief law enforcement officer on his prior contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and his involvement in the firing of FBI director James Comey.Sessions’ testimony comes less than a week after Comey’s explosive account before the same panel in which he asserted that President Trump fired him in order to derail the bureau’s wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.